Ray is a Minnesota based golf architect. He started out installing in-ground sprinkler systems. In 1969, Ray and the family designed and built their 1st course, Parkview Golf Course in Eagan, Minnesota. They sold Parkview in 1981. In 1975, Ray bought farmland and designed and built Fountain Valley Golf Course in Farmington, Minnesota. They sold the course in 1980. They then designed and built Rich Valley in Rosemount, Minnesota which has remained a family owned & operated since 1988.